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Orioles' Austin Hays: Aiming for starting role during spring training
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Hays will compete for Baltimore's starting spot in right field over the course of spring training, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Hays made a name for himself at Double-A Bowie last season, where he slashed .330/.367/.594 with 16 home runs over just 64 games. The 22-year-old's efforts earned

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Watson open to any role in Giants bullpen
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Giants reliever Tony Watson is ready for anything. “Whatever the game dictates,” he said in the Giants’ clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday, when the team officially announced his two-year deal with an option for a third season.

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Reyes preps for utility role upon Mets reunion
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All offseason, the assumption around Flushing was that Jose Reyes would return at some point. Reyes, though, says he did his best to keep his mind off a reunion, lest it not come to pass.

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Abreu embraces mentor role with countrymen
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Jose Abreu chose to keep his locker just to the left of the entrance as people walk through the doors, with one caveat: Abreu wanted Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, his Cuban countrymen and top young prospects at the heart of the White Sox rebuild, to be next to him.

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Merrifield open to idea of super-utility role
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Royals manager Ned Yost had suggested on Thursday that Raul Mondesi, perhaps thought to be ticketed for Triple-A Omaha once shortstop Alcides Escobar was re-signed to a one-year deal last month, could still win a job this spring at second base.

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Straily eager to take on leadership role
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The Marlins are in the process of building an organization from the bottom up, and Dan Straily hopes to be an integral part of the process.

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Rusin embracing versatile role in 'pen
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The Rockies left-hander has found his place as a relief pitcher who can be called upon regardless of the situation.

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Giants CEO, owners asked Sabean to take more hands-on role
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Serving as the San Francisco Giants executive vice president of baseball operations since 2015, Brian Sabean has been asked by his superiors to take a more hands-on role with the team, and help with the day-to-day operations of the team. While his job title won't change, Giants CEO Larry Baer and team owners asked Sabean […]

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Sabathia ready to embrace leadership role
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CC Sabathia is no stranger to changing roles, and as the 37-year-old enters his 10th season with the Yankees and 18th season in the Majors, he has transformed from a former rotation ace to a clubhouse leader and someone first-year manager Aaron Boone will likely lean on heavily.

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Bench role doesn't disturb cheery Sandoval
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With Evan Longoria acquired to play third base, Pablo Sandoval is likely relegated to the Giants’ bench — but Panda doesn’t mind at all.

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Montgomery accepting of role in Cubs' bullpen
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This offseason, Mike Montgomery prepared as if he would start for the Cubs, and he will continue to train as if he’s in the rotation, even though the left-hander most likely will be a reliever on Opening Day.

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Bibens-Dirkx eyes another role in The Show
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Rangers pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx had a couple of interesting job possibilities this spring, but he chose to re-sign with the Rangers on a Minor League deal and is in a big league camp for only the second time in 12 years.

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